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|2 days 3 hours ago||I'm almost ready||
I'm almost ready to leave this beachside community in Southern California and move back to Ann Arbor.
|2 days 3 hours ago||That was not just good to read.||
It was great to read.
Every interview with our players, from Countdown to Kickoff to each interview or article, shows the heart and character of these young football players. Just think of how hard they work and how much they commit to represent the University of Michigan.
I'm glad to see that they're now getting the type of coaching that enables them to achieve their potential. They desrve the best. They are the best. God bless them one and all.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Good perspective on the current state of affairs.||
This was a very balanced evaluation that made a lot of sense. I also see signs of improvement, but wonder if it will be enough to make 2014 a successful season.
Here's what makes a big difference to me. This year it seems as if the players are being given the opportunity to succeed. They have a chance to play the game to the best of their ability. Whether they win or lose, the coaches are giving them the tools -- that is the guidance -- to be winners. In light of all they do and how hard they work, those young men deserve that support and opportunity.
Whether Coach Hoke has the strength of conviction that enables some coaches to will their team to victory --- that remains to be seen.
|4 days 48 min ago||What I'm drinking?||
What I'm drinking? It's called "The Kool-Aid".
Seriously, Coach Hoke has made some noticeable improvements, and I'm trying to be optimistic. And when John Harbaugh comes in and takes over, we should be all ready to make our move for the playoffs.
|4 days 2 hours ago||If Nussmeier||
If Nussmeier can get Devin to settle down and be a baller, we have a good chance to beat Michigan State.
I am rooting for the Big Ten to be better than the fourth best conference. If MS and O win, so what? As long as we start beating them.
Note: I attended UM when Bo was here. That set my expectations high.
|4 days 3 hours ago||I'm in the need more data group.||
I'm in the need more data group. Coach Hoke has made improvements in many areas. He brought in Nussmeier which is a big plus. He's letting Mattison be aggressive, which worked in 2011. He's bringing in talent. However, he still seems like your tubby, avuncular, favorite uncle rather than someone who can drive a group to achieve victory.
We shall see. Meanwhile, I will stand strong with my team.
Alum96 I like your list, although I would have them 1. John, 2. Jim.
|5 days 18 hours ago||Would you prefer||
Would you prefer either John or Jim?
|5 days 21 hours ago||Hey SQuato||
Last year you were one of the weenies defending Al Borges, whom I critiqued for lack of leadership. Now you are down on our head coach, even though he's made improvements in many areas.
Stand strong with your team!
|6 days 16 hours ago||In 1976 Hasely Crawford||
In 1976 Hasely Crawford won the Olympic gold medal in the 100 metres. He was able to generate tremendous force with speed to overcome his inertial mass more effectively than anyone in the world.
In 1978 I met Hasely Crawford in a Highland Appliance store in Ann arbor. We spoke for a while. He was probably the most relaxed person I have ever met in my life. He carried very little tension of any sort in his body or being.
Does Usain Bolt do a good job of staying loose before competing? Do you think he works on just getting stronger, or having resilient, efficient muscles?
Floyd Mayweather by any measure is a well conditioned athlete. Power, speed, endurance, mobility. In a video about him, it was interesting to see that he has a foam roll in his house.
If you don't know why, you might want to learn how much chronic, restrictive tension people carry in their bodies, and practice methods to overcome and release this tension. You will be younger and more athletic. I've been teaching this for years. It's powerful stuff.
I hope Wellman is one of those trainers who understands and practices this advanced method.
|6 days 16 hours ago||No one mentioned a huge factor||
No one throughout this discussion even mentioned a huge factor in generating athletic power: muscle fiber efficiency and flexibility. Rippetoe talks about strength so much, he neglects the critical element that many Olympic coaches today emphasize, having muscle fibers that are free from chronic tension, and connective tissue (fascia, tendons, ligaments) with adequate pliability and resilience.
Myofascial release techniques and trigger point therapy are critical for optimum athletic performance. If an Olympic athlete carries chronically tight, non-functional muscle fibers, it's like an anchor. They can't compete at world class levels. S&C coaches are all over the map on this subject. One of our former U of M coaches thought flexibility was useless, even detrimental. That's really WRONG.
I've been a professional health and fitness instructor for many years: successfully training professional and Olympic athletes. (More fun than being an addiction counselor.) Doing more post-surgical rehab and geriatric work now. You can check a website called Somax about what muscle adhesions do to athletes; how range of motion and maximally efficient muscle fibers make all the difference in the world.
Here's the primary principle for any athletic training: The more you do something, the better you get at doing that thing. Following this maxim, I train my athletic clients with elastic bands and cables more than anything. Stabilization traing produces more real world power, and is optimal for the support tissue around the joints. Elastic bands with sufficient resistance support maximum force generation along with explosive speed, and optimize endurance as well. I've read Barwiss utilizes this type of training.
Also core training in all three planes of motion (sagittal, ventral, transverse) is key for any athlete, because the core is the weak link transferring power from the legs to the torso. Rippetoe neglects this as well.
Finally, flexibility, mobility, range of motion, are critcal components for generating athletic power. I wonder sometimes if Aaron Wellman and company are putting too much emphasis on hypertrophy (muscle mass) and not doing enough training for the dynamic, multi-planar activity that football demands. Why so many ACL injuries? Where is our fourth quarter performance? Explosive power, that is force with speed, is more important than strength measurements or even muscle mass.
|2 weeks 23 hours ago||Coach Hoke may not be||
Coach Hoke may not be the smoothest talker in the world, but I agree with his policy of being very taciturn about injuries. Why give the opponent useful information?
|2 weeks 23 hours ago||And remember||
And remember, you are part of our family and tradition.
|2 weeks 23 hours ago||Take care||
Take care of your business, bro, then come on back and play some ball.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||It's great to see||
It's great to see young people like our football players who work so hard and are really dedicated to achieve something special. And there are other students throughout the university who have that same level of dedication in their field.
That's why I have always been a strong advocate that these young men deserve great coaches who will help them reach their full potential. Just like a great teacher can make all the difference for a student in another area of endeavor. It happened for me.
No matter what the score, Coach Hoke and Coach Mattison and Coach Nussmeier and the others are giving these young men the opportunity to excel at what they love to do. I'm happy about that.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Maize is better||
Maize is better than day-glow yellow.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||They used to come out||
They used to come out in the Monday paper. But now we've got some kind of digital stuff, or something.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Coach Hoke recently made an interesting comment||
Coach Hoke recently made an interesting comment about playing with an "edge". I'm looking for our team to play with an "edge" going forward.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||You made some sound observations. However,||
You made some sound observations. However, I believe the struggles Ohio is having now actually are relevant for when we play them.
Freshman quarterback. (Will still be a freshman when we play.)
Offensive line inexperience and uncertainty. That can be a hard problem to correct. (As we've been through it.)
No Carlos H to bail them out. (Although I'm sure they do keep a good bailbondsman on retainer to bail them out.)
Defense seemed slower, tentative. (Okay, option can throw you off.)
Urb has a short shelf life. His hyper style wears out his welcome when things don't break just right. (One minute you're on top; the next minute you're alone, eating pizza in a golf cart.)
|2 weeks 3 days ago||That's certainly not||
That's certainly not an unfavorable comparison. But by the fourth time Galloway said that it was getting stale.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||We have||
We have college football top ten defensive and offensive coordinators. We have high-level players who Hoke recruited despite everything. They work and play together as a team.
This year, for the first time in a long time, every one of those young men on the field is given the guidance and opportunity to play to the best of his ability.
Godspeed Michigan. Stand strong with your team.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Coach Hoke needs||
Coach Hoke needs a strong offensive coordinator. The players need someone with real hands on football experience, who interacts with them personally. Our team needed an infusion of energy and leadership.
Coach Nussmeier brings all this and more.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||What's past||
What's past is prologue.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I told you then, I'm telling you now||
I told you then, I'm telling you now.
At the end of the season last year I strongly maintained that Al Borges needed to go, that he would be replaced, and things would then improve. I was often downvoted for my strong position, by the weenies who went soft and gave up.
We now have a college football top ten DC and OC. We have a head coach who recruits very well, and keeps a level head. We have a group of players with a lot of heart, who are working together and pulling for each other.
Mark my words: This is going to be a good season. We have a legitimate opportunity to make the Rose Bowl this year. Stand strong with your team.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Auction||
Auction off the numbers, like we do with the coaches.
For a suitable donation, number thirty-four could be the "Mack and Mary Smith #34".
Number thirty-five could be the "Bill and Betty Jones #35". And so on.
Since it's my idea, I get 10% of the proceeds. Hey, I'll use the money to buy a number.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Good||
Good riddance to bad rubbish.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||Lazyboy with a Z||
Who are you to be using foul langauge and calling people names. The people who were too lazy and complacent to speak up are the ones who should be ashamed. The ignorant ones who defended such poor performance should be quiet. The weaklings who suppressed those who care about the University of Michigan and have a committment to higher standards, those weaklings are the traitors to a long and honored tradition.
The question of who was right or wrong in this debate was clearly settled by the decsion of Dave Brandon and Brady Hoke. Those who had the courage to speak up, whether they lost silly points or not, now stand justified.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||My theory||
My theory is that that Dave called Brady and said, "I've been reading the well reasoned evaluations that BIGBLUEWORLD has been posting about Al, and it makes a lot of sense."
Then Brady said, "Son of a gun. I was just reading his comments, and he's right. You know some of those other dimwits even took points away from him for having the courage to speak up. We gotta' do something about this!"
Then Dave replied, "I'm with you, dude. Got anyone in mind."
Then Brady says, "Well you know..."
And the rest is history.
That's my theory.
|36 weeks 2 hours ago||There are four basic||
There are four basic protocols in resistance training: Hypertrophy, Strength, Endurance, Power.
|36 weeks 3 hours ago||Michigan||
Michigan at #2 or #3 most valuable college program was becoming a declining asset. Good investment by Dave Brandon.
Leadership quality and winning attitude is priceless.
|37 weeks 1 day ago||"unsubstantiated rumor" and "emphasis on rumor"||
"unsubstantiated rumor" and ""emphasis on rumor" is clearly not quoting anything. Is it? Keep it straight.
But now that you mention catapult, Johnny of Jimmy could catapult Michigan into the Empyrean heights of college football in a heartbeat. Do you want to try to tell me stranger things have never happened?
Thank you. Seriously, cool dog BiSB.